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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-1-320 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE UNLAWFUL REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF AN ELECTRONIC COLLAR OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE PLACED ON A DOG BY ITS OWNER TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE DOG.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-1-320. (A) It is unlawful to intentionally remove or destroy an electronic collar or other electronic device placed on a dog by its owner to maintain control of the dog.
(B) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be:
(1) fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than ten days for a first offense; or
(2) fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days for a second or subsequent offense."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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